an approach to people, place and space

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Publications

As well as being invited to present papers at many conferences and public lectures in Slovenia, the USA, Sweden and Italy the following are selected publications:

Books

New book, due for publication August 2013:

Socially Restorative Urbanism

The theory, process and
practice of Experiemics

By Kevin Thwaites, Alice Mathers, Ian Simkins please click this link for more information.
Socially Restorative Urbanism

 

Thwaites, K. and Simkins. I.M. (2010) Experiential Landscape: Exploring the spatial Dimensions of Human Emotional Fulfillment, in Outdoor Open Space, in Environment, Health, and Sustainable Development, eds: Tolba, M.K., Abdel-Hadi, A. & Soliman, S. Goettingen, Hogrefe & Huber.

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Refereed Publications

  • Thwaites.K. and Simkins.I.M.  (2010) Reading Experiential Village Identity.  In Urban Diversities, Biosphere and Well-being.  Selected refereed book from the IAPS international conference, Rome 2008 (refereed in press).

  • Thwaites, K, Simkins I.M., and Mathers, A. (2010) Towards a Concept of Socially Restorative Urbanism: reflections on social and spatial dimensions of urban restorative experience.  Landscape Review, New Zealand (refereed in press).

  • Mathers, A. R. (2008) 'Hidden voices: the participation of people with learning disabilities in the experience of public open space', Local Environment,13:6, 515 — 529

  • Simkins, I.M. and Thwaites, K. (2008) Revealing Hidden Dimensions of Place Experience in Primary School Aged Children. Landscape Research, 33:5, 531-546.
  • Thwaites.K. Helleur.E. and Simkins.I.M. (2005) Restorative urban open space: Exploring the spatial configuration of human emotional fulfilment in urban open space. Landscape Research, Volume 30, Number 4, October 2005, pp. 525-547(23).
  • Thwaites.K. and Simkins.I.M. (2005) Experiential landscape place: exploring potential in neighbourhood settings. Urban Design International (2005) 10, 11-22.
  • Thwaites.K. (2003) Chapel Allerton Explored: An Integrated Approach to Teaching and Research in Landscape Architecture Education. Proceedings of ‘Building the Link’ international conference on integrating teaching and research with practice in the built environment. Wadham College, Oxford, 8-10 September 2003.
  • Thwaites.K. (2002) Teaching and Research: An Integrated Approach to the Undergraduate Studio in Landscape Architecture Education. Landscape Review (New Zealand), vol.8(1), pp.12-28
  • Thwaites.K. (2001) Experiential Landscape Place: An Exploration of Place and Neighbourhood in Landscape Architecture. Landscape Research, 26, no.3, pp.245-255.
  • Thwaites.K. (2000) Expressivist Landscape Architecture: A New Conceptual Framework for Landscape Architecture. Landscape Journal, (USA) Vol19, No.s 1 and 2, pp.201-210.
  • Thwaites.K. (2000) Experiential Landscape: Place, Neighbourhood and Community in Landscape Architecture. in Benson.J and Roe.M (eds) (2000) Urban Lifestyles: Spaces, Places, People. Rotterdam, Balkema. pp 49-55.
  • Thwaites.K. (1998) Expressivist Landscape Architecture: A New Conceptual Framework. Paper presented to the Research: The Generation of Knowledge in Landscape Architecture conference. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA), Arlington, Texas, 21-25 October.
  • Thwaites,K. (1998a) Landscape Design is Research: An Exploration. in: Selman, P. Landscape Design as Research: an emerging debate. Landscape Research, Vol 23, No2, July, pp.196-198.
  • Thwaites.K. (1996) In Search of the Designer’s New Mind (Peer Review Feature). Landscape Design, September, p.13-18 .
  • Thwaites.K. (1995) The Landscape Design and Community Unit. in Jenkins et al (eds) Developing Skill-based Curricula Through the Disciplines: Case Studies of Good Practice in Geography. Oxford: SCED.
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Other Publications

  • Simkins, I.M. (2010) In the right place. Children in Scotland, Issue 106/April 2010.

  • Mathers, A. (2008) Hidden Voices: the participation of people with learning disabilities in the experience of public open space. Doctoral Thesis, University of Sheffield, UK.

  • Simkins, I. M. (2008) The Development of the Insight Method: a participatory approach for primary school children to reveal their place experiences. Doctoral Thesis, University of Sheffield, UK.
  • Thwaites K and Simkins I.M. (2007) Are you experienced? Landscape, 02.07, pp.26-31.
  • Simkins I.M. and Thwaites K. (2006) Potential through Participation. green places, Issue 22, February 2006, pp. 22-27
  • Mathers. A.R. (2006) Participation of People with Learning Disabilities in the Landscape Design Process of Urban Green Space.
  • Mathers A (October 2004) The Participation of People with Learning Disabilities in the Landscape Design Process of Urban Green Space.Paper and conference presentation at the international Open Space: People Space conference, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Thwaites.K. Helleur.E. and Simkins.I.M. (2004) Restorative Urban Landscape Settings: Exploring the Spatial Dimensions of Human Emotional Fulfilment in Urban Open Space. Paper and conference presentation at the international Open Space: People Space conference, Edinburgh, 27-29 October 2004.
  • Simkins.I.M. and Thwaites.K. (2004) The Spatial Experience of Primary School Aged Children: The Development of an Open Space Design Language. Paper and conference presentation at the international Open Space:People Space conference, Edinburgh, 27-29 October 2004.
  • Thwaites.K. (1999) Going Beyond Design: Organisation, Planning and Participation in Successful Schools Development. Landlines, February, pp.8-9.
  • Thwaites.K. (1998) The Well-being of Disabled People: Developing the Concept of Landscape Settings. in Stoneham.J. and Kendle.A. (eds) Plants and Human Well-being, Bath: The Sensory Trust.
  • Thwaites.K. (1998a) Research in Landscape Architecture: An Opportunity for Unity or Division in Practice and Academia? South West Aspect: The Journal of the South West Chapter of the Landscape Institute. March,p.4-5.
  • Thwaites.K. (1998b) Is Landscape Design Research? Landscape Design Extra, March, p.3.
  • Thwaites.K. (1997) An Academic’s Vision of the Way Forward. in Thwaites.K. (ed) Landscape Design is Research: An Exploration. SCHOLA Occasional Paper No.3, Leeds, Leeds Metropolitan University.
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Conference Presentations

  • Simkins, I.M, Mathers, A.R, Paget, S. and Thwaites, K. (July 2010) Research into Practice: applying a person centred process to develop environmental and social change. Paper presentation at the CSCY 2010 ‘Childhood and Youth in Transition’ International Conference, Sheffield, UK.

  • Thwaites K, Simkins I.M, and Mathers, A. (June 2010) Towards a Concept of Socially Restorative Urbanism: reflections on social and spatial dimensions of urban restorative experience. Paper presentation to IAPS 2010 conference, Leipzig, Germany.

  • Mathers, A.R, Simkins, I.M and Thwaites, K. (June 2010) Experiential Landscape: from theory, through process to practice. Paper presentation to IAPS 2010 conference, Leipzig, Germany.

  • Simkins, I.M. and Mathers, A. (March 2010) Experiential Landscape: research and application of a person-centred process for creating social capital. Seminar presentation at: Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth, The University of Sheffield.

  • Mathers, A. (2010) Beyond participation: the practical application of an empowerment process to bring about environmental and social change. Invited seminar presentation, Disability Research Forum, Sheffield Hallam University.

  • Thwaites K, Simkins I.M., and Mathers, A. (January 2010) Experiential Landscape: an approach to people, place and space: Urban Social Sustainability and Current Research. Invited lecture, Unit of Landscape Architecture, Department of Urban and Rural Development, SLU, Uppsala, Sweden.

  • Simkins, I. M. (November 2009) Developing tools and techniques for revealing place experiences of primary school aged children – The Insight Method: a participatory framework. Invited lecture as part of the Removing Barriers to Inclusion module, Sheffield Hallam University.
  • Thwaites K, Simkins I.M., and Mathers, A. (April 2009) Experiential Landscape: an approach to people, place and space: Principles and Practice. Invited public lecture, The Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia.
  • Simkins, I.M., Thwaites, K., and Mathers, A. (February 2009) Existing and aspirational neighbourhood place experiences of primary school aged children. Presentation as part of the Growing in Place 2009 symposium. Natural Learning Initiative, N.C. State University, Raleigh, NC, USA.
  • Thwaites K, Simkins I.M., and Mathers, A. (February 2009) Experiential Landscape: an approach to people, place and space. Invited presentation as part of the ' ARCHAOSUWE Open Lecture series 2008-9', University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.
  • Mathers, A. (July 2008) Hidden Voices: the Participation of People with Learning Disabilities in the Experience of Public Open Space. Thematic session presentation at the IAPS 20th International Conference, Rome, Italy.
  • Simkins, I. M. and Thwaites, K. (July 2008) Existing and Aspirational Neighbourhood Place Experiences of Primary School Aged Children. Presentation at the: Safety for Children In The City – A Formula for Children’s Well-Being or for Restraining Children Symposium. IAPS 20th International Conference, Rome, Italy.
  • Thwaites, K. and Simkins, I.M. (July 2008) Experiential Landscape: Approaches to Revealing Place Experience in Primary School Aged Children. Presentation at the: Children's Perspective in Environmental Perception Thematic Session. IAPS 20th International Conference, Rome, Italy.
  • Thwaites, K. (et al) (July 2008) Urban Sustainability through Environmental Design: Approaches to Time-People-Place Responsive Urban Spaces. Presentation at the: Values and Worldviews and Environment-Behaviour Relations Thematic Session. IAPS 20th International Conference, Rome, Italy.
  • Thwaites, K. and Simkins, I.M. (July 2008) Restorative Urban Design. Presentation at the: Restorative Environments: New Directions for Research Symposium. IAPS 20th International Conference, Rome, Italy.
  • Thwaites, K. and Simkins, I.M. (July 2008) Reading Experiential Village Identity. Presentation at the: Home Range: Experiences and Meanings across Cultures and Contexts Symposium. IAPS 20th International Conference, Rome, Italy.
  • Thwaites K and Simkins I.M. (April 2007) Experiential Landscape: an approach to people, place and space. Invited key note presentation as part of the RSAW Spring School 2007 (Royal Society of Architects in Wales, in association with the Landscape Institute in Wales). Portmerion, Wales, UK.
  • Thwaites K and Simkins I.M. (April 2007) Experiential Landscape: reading experiential characteristics in residential settings. Paper and workshop presentation at the Housing Studies Conference 2007, York, UK.
  • Thwaites K and Simkins I.M. (March 2007) Experiential Landscape: an approach to people, place and space. Invited key note presentation as part of the 'Seven mirrors' conference organised by the Centre for Place and Learning, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Thwaites K and Simkins I.M. (November 2006) Experiential Landscape: an approach to people, place and space. Invited presentation as part of the 'Landmark' lecture series, The University of Sheffield, UK.
  • Thwaites K and Simkins I.M. (November 2006) Experiential Landscape: an approach to people, place and space. Invited presentation as part of 'The Experience' lecture series, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
  • Simkins I.M. and Thwaites K. (September 2006) Place experience of primary school children: revealing the spatial dimensions. Presentation at the Children, Youth and Environments meeting, IAPS 19th International Conference, Alexandria, Egypt.
  • Thwaites K and Simkins I.M. (September 2006) Experiential Landscape: exploring the spatial dimensions of human emotional fulfilment in outdoor open space. Joint paper and presentation IAPS 19th International Conference, Alexandria, Egypt.
  • Thwaites K and Simkins I.M. (September 2006) Experiential Landscape: reading experiential characteristics in residential settings. Joint paper and presentation at the Housing Network Symposium, IAPS 19th International Conference, Alexandria, Egypt.
  • Mathers A (September 2006) The participation of people with learning disabilities in the experience of public open space. Paper presenation at the DSA Conference: Disability Studies, Research and Learning, hosted by Disability Studies Association, Lancaster University, UK.
  • Simkins I.M. and Thwaites K. (July 2006) Developing tools and techniques for revealing spatial dimensions of place experience in primary school aged children. Seminar presentation and paper at: "Planning and designing healthy public outdoor spaces for young people in the 21st century" conference hosted by the faculty of the Built Environment, University of the West of England, Bristol.
  • Mathers A. R. (April 2006) The participation of people with learning disabilities in the experience of public open space. Seminar presentation at: Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference. Department of Sociological Studies, The University of Sheffield.
  • Simkins I.M. (April 2006) The development of tools and techniques for revealing spatial dimensions of place experience in primary school aged children. Seminar presentation at: Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference. Department of Sociological Studies, The University of Sheffield.
  • Simkins I.M. (March 2006) Reflection on Undertaking Reserach into the Spatial Dimensions of Children's Place Experience. Seminar presentation at: Practicalities of Working Inclusively with Children. Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth, The University of Sheffield.
  • Simkins I.M. (March 2006) Revealing spatial dimensions of place experience in primary school aged children. Presentation at: Recovering Landscape Workshop. Department of Archaeology, University of York.
  • Mathers A (May 2005) The Participation of People with Learning Disabilities in the Experience of Public Green Space. Poster presentation at the UK Grad Programme: Presenting Your Research to the General Public in association with Northumbria University, hosted by the University of Leeds, UK.
  • Mathers A (May 2005) The Participation of People with Learning Disabilities in the Landscape Design Process of Public Space. Poster presentation at EDRA 36: Design for Diversity, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Mathers A (October 2004) The Participation of People with Learning Disabilities in the Landscape Design Process of Urban Green Space. Paper and conference presentation at the international Open Space: People Space conference, Edinburgh, UK. view paper
  • Thwaites.K. Helleur.E. and Simkins.I.M. (2004) Restorative Urban Landscape Settings: Exploring the Spatial Dimensions of Human Emotional Fulfilment in Urban Open Space. Paper and conference presentation at the international Open Space: People Space conference, Edinburgh, 27-29 October 2004. view paper
  • Simkins.I.M. and Thwaites.K. (2004) The Spatial Experience of Primary School Aged Children: The Development of an Open Space Design Language. Paper and conference presentation at the international Open Space: People Space conference, Edinburgh, 27-29 October 2004. view paper
  • Thwaites.K. (2004) Expressivist Landscape: A New Conceptual Framework for Landscape Architecture. ‘Exploring Philosophical Bases for Integrative Landscape Architecture’, Landscape Architecture Theory Symposium, University of Sheffield, 18 May, 2004.
  • Thwaites.K. and Simkins.I.M (2004) Experiential Landscape Place: a design vocabulary for people, space and place. Invited presentation to Analysis of Public Spaces and Policies for Public Life in Cities conference, Politecnico di Milan, Milan, Italy, 27 January 2004.
  • Thwaites.K. (2000) Expressive Landscape Architecture: An Approach to Place and Community in Landscape Architecture. Paper presented to the School of Design, North Carolina State University, USA, 3 April 2000.
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